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ARMENIAN FILMS PROGRAM at the Socially Relevant Film Festival NY (SRFF 2024) ~ March 13-18, 2024 ~ In-Person: NY/Online

AGBU Performing Arts Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA) Armenian Network of Greater New York Essam Nagi Fert Florence Frounze Dovlatyan Hakob Melkonyan Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society Hasmik Movsisyan Kardash Onnig Mariam Avetisyan Mariam Ohanyan NAASR Nora Armani Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (SRFFNY) Sona Khatchatryan SRFFNY 2024 St. Leon Armenian Church NJ Trocquenet Valère

In-Person: March 13-18, 2024 at Cinema Village, Maysles Documentary Center, the National Arts Club, MRHS in New York

Online starting March 19, 2024

Early Bird Ticket Sales end March 1, 2024: $5/Single, $12/Trio, $75/Trio Elite, $100 All Access Pass  Click here for tickets.

The 11th Edition of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival opens March 13 at the Maysles Documentary Center and continues March 14 at MRHS, March 15-17 at Cinema Village, March 18 at the National Arts Club for the Awards Ceremony. The festival covers a broad range of social issues. The official Selection including the short films line up can be found on the festival’s website under the 2024 Program, totaling 53 films this year, nine of which are Armenian-themed. The main themes of the festival are 100 Years of Armenian Cinema, Black History, BIPOC films, Aging and Disability, Women, LGBTQI+, and more.

Download the flyer for screening and streaming times and film details for the Armenian films.

100 Years of Armenian Cinema

  • Barev Yes Em (Hello It’s Me), by Frounze Dovlatyan. Narrative feature. One of the historic milestones of Armenian cinema was inspired by the lives of two physicists. “Love and death, war and creation, the problem of memory […] with unexpected freshness. It’s a great film.” Sergei Parajanov.
  • The Forgotten Homeland, by Essam Nagi. A documentary about life at the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. 2022. Egypt.
  • Partings and Landings, by Kardash Onnig. A documentary about the filmmaker’s Armenian survivor family migrating from their ancestral home in Turkey to Syria, Lebanon, and the US.
  • Edge, by Sona Khatchatryan. A short documentary about the edges of Yerevan, where the environment shapes the stories of its inhabitants.
  • 250km, by Hasmik Movsisyan. A narrative short where a 14-year-old boy embarks on a treacherous 250-kilometer journey to save his family.
  • Blockade, by Hakob Melkonyan, documentary about the inhabitants of the Armenian village of Chinari trying to survive the war between Azeris and Armenians, and a blockade.
  • Manuscripts Don’t Burn, by Mariam Ohanyan. A documentary about the Armenian heritage of Lviv, and the history of the Armenian church there, closed during Soviet times.
  • The Desire to Live, by Mariam Avetisyan. A documentary web series about post-war life in Artsakh and the aftermath of the 2020 war.
  • Metamorphoses, by Trocquenet Valère & Fert Florence. A narrative short, about a series of mysterious metamorphoses that lead two inspectors to an investigation into the humorous world of artist Saré, (Evguenia Sarkissyan).

Please note: Barev Yes Em and The Forgotten Homeland screen only in-person in the cinema. The other Armenian films screen in person (except the last four) and online. The online streaming starts on March 19.

Download the flyer for screening and streaming times and film details for the Armenian films.

These films’ trailers and others in the Official Selection may be found on the festival’s YouTube Channel.

AGBU Performing Arts
Armenian Film Society
Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA)
Armenian Network of America: New York Region
Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
St. Leon Armenian Church NJ

Visit the SRFFNY website for complete details.

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